Bill O’Reilly is obviously okay with gun confiscation. There’s ample evidence that a National Gun Registry will lead to gun confiscation but he still insists on a registry of law-abiding gun owners to stop gun violence.
He doubled down this evening on his earlier claim that the way to help stop gun violence was with a permanent federal registry of legal gun owners. He said there is no other way!
Last night, O’Reilly offered two solutions to help stop gun violence. He first said he wants strong gun laws and if a criminal is caught in the commission of a crime with a gun, it automatically becomes a federal crime with stiff mandatory sentences.
O’Reilly says he’s not for Big Government but many of his solutions require Big Government.
His second solution is to put in place a National Gun Registry of law-abiding gun owners. He undoubtedly received some criticism but he was spinning this evening.
Anyone familiar with O’Reilly knows that if he gets any flak he finds a way to prove he was right. This evening was no different. He said his premium members agreed with him as do all law enforcement officers in the country.
O’Reilly thinks it’s theoretical nonsense to believe gun confiscation will follow the establishment of a gun registry even though that’s what many in the government have said it’s what they plan to do.
You have the governors of two large states saying they would confiscate guns.
Governor Cuomo said confiscation is an option.
Governor Brown has already signed a gun seizure law.
The government wants to control the manufacture, sale and possession of guns. They attempted to start with assault weapons.
They know that assault weapons are not the cause of gun homicides – handguns are. This begs the question – is this the prelude to the confiscation of handguns?
The government elite are fully ready to confiscate guns while claiming they are not.
An internal DOJ memo uncovered by the NRA states that the government plans to limit all importation, manufacture, sale and possession of large capacity magazines:
In order to have an impact, large capacity magazine regulation needs to sharply curtail their availability to include restrictions on importation, manufacture, sale, and possession. An exemption for previously owned magazines would nearly eliminate any impact.
The memo asserts that assault weapons are not the major cause of the gun crimes and a ban on them would have little impact, especially given the fact that it would take decades to deplete the supply.
They therefore suggest that gun confiscation is the way to go:
Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective. [Bold is mine]
The memo indicated that a gun ban would not work without mandatory gun buybacks and universal background checks will not work without universal gun registration.
This would be a prelude to confiscating guns and that is not theoretical because they are doing it now.
In New York they are confiscating guns from anyone who takes medication they deem inappropriate such as anti-anxiety medication. Throughout the country, they are confiscating guns of veterans who ask for help with paperwork.
Any excuse will do.
Read the story and the memo here. The government is denying that all this is going on while the memo reveals their true intent.